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Corregimiento el morro

Corregimiento ([korexiˈmjento]; Catalan: Corregiment, [kurəʒiˈmen]) is a Spanish term used for country subdivisions for administrative purposes. A corregimiento was usually led by a corregidor.


Corregimiento Panoramio Photo of corregimiento de san pablo santa rosa de osos

Sucre corregimiento de olaya antioquia

Historical corregimientos

Corregimientos were found historically in:


Corregimiento Panoramio Photo of Corregimiento Taparto Andes Antioquia Colombia

In Old Castile corregimientos existed since the 13th century and were the administrative divisions of the Junta General de las Siete Merindades de Castilla Vieja. After the Nueva Planta decrees under the rule of Philip V—the first Bourbon king of Spain, the corregidor was replaced by an intendant. Corregimientos in Castile existed until 1835, the year in which the municipal administration was reorganized under Queen Isabel II.

Crown of Aragon

Corregimiento Panoramio Photo of Corregimiento Bonafont Riosucio Caldas

In the territories of Aragon, Catalonia, and the Land of Valencia formerly under the ancient Crown of Aragon, the corregimiento (Catalan: Corregiment) replaced the former administrative divisions following the Nueva Planta decrees. However, corregimientos disappeared in this area during the French occupation, being replaced by the territorial divisions of the French military rulers. Corregimientos were finally superseded following the territorial division of Spain in 1833.

Captaincy General of Guatemala

Corregimiento FileAvistamiento del Palacio de los Reyes Incas en el Corregimiento

The corregimiento of Totonicapán and Huehuetenango was a division under the Audiencia of Guatemala from 1547 to 1678, when it was reorganised as an alcaldía mayor.


Corregimiento FilePlano areo del Palacio de los Reyes Incas en el Corregimiento

The corregimientos of Colombia are smaller units than the historical ones. The word is used for the population centers that don't reach the level of municipality. They are thus under a municipality or a department.


Corregimiento Colombia nuevo documental Hacienda Caasgordas Arqueologa

The corregimientos of Panama are district subdivisions. They are led by the Representante de Corregimiento, also known as a corregidor.


Corregimiento Wikipedia